Rugby


Bridport 8 Bournemouth 3rd XV 27 Dorset & Wilts Division One South In their last home game of the season Bridport faced an uphill fight against third-placed Bournemouth but, after conceding 5 first half tries,  turned in a remarkable second half performance winning it by the single try to go down by 27-8. From the …

BRISTOL Bears will be the new name, from June 1 2018, that will be appearing in the Gallagher Premiership next season as they herald a new era in their roller-coaster 130-year history. The club were presented with the Green King IPA Championship trophy on Friday night at Ashton Gate after their 68-10 ten-try victory over …

London Irish 5 Exeter Chiefs 45 EXETER Chiefs secured a home Premiership semi-final with an emphatic six-try demolition of bottom side London Irish at a wet Madejski Stadium. The Chiefs showed just why they are eight points clear at the top of the table, and with second-place Saracens also enjoying a hefty 41-6 home win …

BRISTOL were presented with the Greene King IPA Championship trophy after their final home game of the season, in front of a crowd of 13,100, when they were 68-10 winners over Doncaster Knights. It was the final home game in the Bristol colours for full back Jordan Williams, wing David Lemi, scrum half Rhodri Williams, …

Salisbury 21 Bridport 15 Dorset & Wilts Division One Having gained a very creditable home draw last week Bridport travelled to fifth placed Salisbury knowing they faced a tough task to come away with anything. However, a side containing three promising Colts came away with an excellent losing bonus point going down 21-15. They took …

Cornish Pirates 51 Richmond 20 CORNISH Pirates moved up to fourth place in the Greene King IPA Championship table as they collected their fifth successive league win. They bounced back well from their disappointment of losing to Ealing Trailfinders in the British and Irish Cup quarter-final the week before to complete the double over Richmond. …

Exeter Chiefs 46 Gloucester 10 EXETER Chiefs booked their place in the end-of-season Premiership play-offs with a convincing six-try win over West Country rivals Gloucester at a sell-out Sandy Park. Jack Nowell scored two touchdowns in his first game in an Exeter shirt since December as he made his return from an ankle injury picked …

CORNWALL Council will meet on April 17 to decide whether to plough £3m into the project to build a Stadium for Cornwall. The plan has caused controversy across the county. Here, Dicky Evans, owner of one of the partner organisations involved, Cornish Pirates, offers his answers to the critics…   This is a reply to …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter22170561835485
2Saracens22160673135077
3Wasps22141761550171
4Newcastle Falcons22140845550663
5Leicester22130953747263
6Bath221101157253156
7Gloucester221111049059756
8Sale221001255653154
9Northampton22801450964543
10Harlequins22701547964036
11Worcester22701543260136
12London Irish22301938565122
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Bedford Blues00000000
2Cornish Pirates00000000
3Coventry00000000
4Doncaster Knights00000000
5Ealing Trailfinders00000000
6Hartpury College00000000
7Jersey Reds00000000
8London Irish00000000
9London Scottish00000000
10Nottingham00000000
11Richmond00000000
12Yorkshire Carnegie00000000